judiciary

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Nov 14 '18 11:20

The Attorney General of the Supreme Council wants to change the way DNA samples are taken from convicts. Currently the judiciary takes a DNA sample from everyone sentenced to four years or more in prison. According to the Attorney General, this puts privacy at stake. He suggests only taking DNA material from people convicted of serious violent or sexual offenses, NOS reports.

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Mar 30 '18 08:51

For the first time since the outbreak of the financial crisis in 2008, more people in the Netherlands are positive about the development of the country than are negative, according to a report by social and cultural planning office SCP. The Dutch are less worried about the economy and have more confidence in politics and the judiciary, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Oct 31 '17 11:00

The group of perpetrators suspected of assassinating Chahid Yakhlaf in Kerkdriel on 31 December 2015, planned another attack a month before Yahklaf's murder. The Public Prosecutor is accusing two of the suspected perpetrators, 38-year-old Don M. and 43-year-old Frans H., of a failed assassination that was planned to happen in Utrecht, Het Parool reports.

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Aug 4 '17 11:30

The Public Prosecutor postponed a massive DNA kinship investigation in the 1998 murder of 11-year-old Nicky Verstappen with a few months. The investigation was set to start after the summer, but has now been pushed back to the first quarter of 2018, AD reports.

The postponement is due to the judiciary getting new and more efficient DNA sets soon and because preparation is taking longer than expected. 

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May 19 '17 10:19

While State Secretary of Security and Justice in the Rutte II cabinet, Fred Teeven (VVD) implemented budget cuts on legal aid after he realized that the PvdA would not make criminal stricter and implement minimum punishments, weekly newspaper De Groene Amsterdammer reports. "It's another way to achieve the same effect", the newspaper quotes him. Lawyers in the Netherlands are furious.

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May 3 '17 17:05

Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health wants to give the police and judiciary access to DNA material stored by hospitals for medical purposes, according to a proposal she posted online "for consultation". She wants the police to be able to use this DNA material to help solve serious crimes, the Volkskrant reports.

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May 3 '17 11:00

The seven suspects arrested in January in connection with a diamond heist at Schiphol in 2005, were arrested after a years-long undercover operation by the judiciary, Het Parool reports based on information from sources. The seven suspects are in court for the first time on Wednesday.

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Apr 10 '17 16:25

An increasing number of Dutch consider the judicial system in the Netherlands to be independent, according to the Justice Scoreboard 2017 that the European Commission published on Monday. A quarter of the Dutch population even rate the judicial system as very independent, and 76 percent are confident in it. In 2015 it was 16 percent and 72 percent respectively, ANP reports.

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Aug 11 '16 08:45

On Wednesday the Judiciary on Curacao raided the home of Emsley Tromp, the president of the Central Bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten. The Public Prosecutor in Willemstad would not comment on why he was raided

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Aug 3 '16 08:30

Joke van der Kolk (43) from WIjk en Aalburg passed away on Saturday after visiting alternative cancer clinic Klaus Ross Center in Bracht, Germany. She received an alternative treatment for her breast cancer at the clinic

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Jul 18 '16 12:15

The municipality of Amsterdam is working with the judiciary, police and National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security to make sure that sufficient security measures are in place for EuroPride 2016.

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Jun 16 '16 08:09

Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice is on the defensive again, this time about his Ministry's budget. Opposition parties wants more money to go to the judiciary this year and in parliament the Minister received harsh criticism on his policy, but he is adamant that no extra money is needed.

Jun 14 '16 07:53

The ruling coalition of VVD and PvdA reached an agreement on spending 1.2 billion euros next year on reversing scheduled cuts. The PvdA negotiated for reversing a cutback back on elderly- and disabled care and pushing money into education. The VVD fought for spending money on security by filling holes in the Defense and Security and Justice budgets

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May 12 '16 09:33

Finance for the judiciary is currently too much of a political choice and that has to change, Frits Bakker, president of the Council for the Judiciary, writes in the council's annual report. "The budget for the Judiciary should not be dependent on the budget of the Minister of Security and Justice"

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Jan 28 '16 14:19

Several reports of a terrorist threat in Amsterdam had investigative services in the city on high alert Thursday morning, Mayor Eberhard van der Laan told the General Affairs committee at City Hall. The nature of the threat was not disclosed, but the response to the threat was "scaled down" later in the day, a city council spokesman confirmed to the NL Times.

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Jan 27 '16 09:30

The Netherlands is the 5th least corrupt country in the world, according to the 2015 corruption index by Transparency International, the worldwide corruption watchdog. The Netherlands shares fifth place with Norway.

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Jan 26 '16 13:55

Family members of Saskia van Kessel released a video which they believe show police officers throwing the 39-year-old woman to ground and her hitting her head against the pavement during the anti-asylum center riots in Geldermalsen in December. Several witnesses stated that two police officers - a blonde woman and a man - then beat her on the head with batons

Lucas Boom murder in Zaandam
Dec 24 '15 13:55

The police and judiciary believe that the orders for the assassination of Amsterdam criminal Lucas Boom and attempted assassination on another Amsterdam criminal Peter R. came from the same place

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Oct 19 '15 09:08

The number of crimes committed in the Netherlands decreased by 23 percent over the past seven years. Last year the police registered just over one million crimes, compared to 1.3 million in 2007. The decrease can be seen across the board in all categories of crime.

Oct 14 '15 14:02

A number of Rijswijk city councilors have received threatening letter after the council agreed with the arrival of an asylum center in the municipality last week. Both Rijswjk mayor Michiel Bezuijen and Prime Minister Mark Rutte called this "totally unacceptable". The Prime Minister went as far as to describe the incidents as bizarre, appalling and reprehensible.

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Aug 7 '15 12:36

Relatives of murder victims are calling for the establishment of an independent committee that can take a closer look at files of unsolved cases. The put this request in an open letter to Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice.

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Jul 29 '15 10:25

After a 19 month long investigation, the police have finally found a new lead in the murder of Polish man Adrian Weckowicz from Andel

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Jun 26 '15 13:04

The Hoekstra committee released its report on the events surrounding Bart van U., the mans suspected of murdering former minister Els Borst, on Thursday. The report contained damning conclusions about these events, saying that psychiatrists and authorities ignored Van U.'s pleas for help, NOS reports.

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Jun 8 '15 11:30

The police and judiciary are encouraging motorists to buy and install a dashcam in their car as its recordings are increasingly used as evidence in proceedings against traffic violators.

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